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KYIV BLOG: Ukraine in May

May 30, 2021

Ukraine’s economy is recovering nicely and looks forward to strong growth in 2021, but a number of uncertainties remain.

KYIV BLOG: Blinken in Kyiv

May 8, 2021

So as expected, there were no real newsmakers from US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s trip to Kyiv yesterday where he expressed “strong support” for Ukraine’s independence and sovereignty.

KYIV BLOG: Ukrainian President Zelenskiy’s oligarch speech

March 19, 2021

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's speech – which covered anti-corruption, particularly with respect to oligarchs, and relations with Russia – was entitled "Ukraine fights back".

KYIV BLOG: Zelenskiy government launches a major de-oligarchisation drive, but is it for real?

March 8, 2021

President Volodymyr Zelenskiy spokesperson Iuliia Mendel posted a blog on the Atlantic Council’s website at the weekend claiming that Ukraine has launched a major de-oligarchisation campaign. But is the campaign for real?

KYIV BLOG: Rada deputies undermining Ukraine’s investment case yet again with planned reforms to the OVDP local bond market

June 18, 2020

Servant of the People lawmaker Oleksandr Dubinsky submitted a document to the Verkhovna Rada’s Finance Committee on the National Bank of Ukraine and local bond market that will undermine confidence and do more damage to Ukraine's investment case